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This performance has been commercially released on Road Trips: Volume 3, Number 2
Subject: Clean version needed...before it's too late!
Supposedly this is the next 'Road Trips'. Before it's taken off the archive for even streaming, this killer show is begging for a cleaning. It seems that the notes for the anonymous SBD (SHNID 31607) are from another mix. Deal sounds clipped at 0:52 but the beginning is *not* missing (as claimed in notes). The Dark Star intro starts abruptly at 3:10 of BIODTL (?). the El Paso beginning is *not* missing (as claimed in the notes) but Casey Jones starts abruptly and definitely has no transition from the second 'Dark Star' jam. The partial Gans SBD (SHNID 7735) has apparently been incorporated into SHNID 31607 and *improved*! There are two clips in the first few minutes of the Gans Dark Star that are not in this mix. 5 for performance, 4 for recording.
Subject: Dark Star after El Paso???
There is no Dark Star after El Paso. They just noodle for about 7 or 8 minutes. Not even a hint of the tune, so i am not sure why it is labeled as so. Should just be some sort of space jam/jam--> Casey Jones.
Subject: One of four first set Dark Stars from '71
Killer show. I echo everything else that's said about it. Great and relatively rare '71 Dark Star and one of the best NFA>GDTRFB>NFA's ever.
Note to Cliff: First set Dark Stars would become rare after 1971, but four of the 13 from '71 were played in the first set. The other three:
2/18/71 - Dark Star> Wharf Rat> Dark Star
4/26/71 - Dark Star> Wharf Rat
7/31/71 - Dark Star> Bird Song
Cliff Hucker -
Subject: First set Dark Star?
Another treasure from Texas, and also a top ten performance for 1971. The band has really settled into a nice groove after adjusting to the personel changes. A thrilling first set is eclipsed by some rather fine jamming during the second set suite of NFA> GDTRFB. The sound quality of this file is fine, but certainly the Gans sourced partial here is much better. (98 pts)
This is a stand out show, not so much for the audio quality, which is okay but the playing is off the charts. The NotFade>GDTRFB>NotFade is one of the best jams ever, you will not be disappointed. Put this on now!
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" November 15, 1971 at the Austin Municipal Auditorium, Austin, Texas, U.S.A.
As of the date of this review I prefer the sound of this show compared to the others on the IA.
It's not a Charlie Miller or Chris Chappell transfer but it's not bad.
5 stars for the mix
4 stars for the recording
5 stars for the performance
I am sure when I open this beauty in my WMP and use my 10 band EQ and my SRS WOW Effects it will sound better.
I prefer the sound of 1971 GRATEFUL DEAD. Their sound back then was alive, vibrant, fat, full, and fantastic.
"In My Opinion" April 71 shows at the Fillmore E/W are still among the best shows ever performed by the GRATEFUL DEAD.
You used to be able to download them here, but someone shut the music off. Sacrilegious sycophants did it. I wouldn't want to face Garcia in Heaven and tell him I was the idiot that turned off his music so his loving fans couldn't hear it anymore. Jerry was a man of peace and love, but I wouldn't want a knuckle sandwich from a guy with nine and half fingers...eh?
You know Jerry had friends in the Hell's Angles too, so if you die and wind up in Hell for turning off Garcia's music, what's left of you after the Hell's Angels get finished with you will probably wind up as Satan's butt buddy for eternity...so put the music back up on the IA and leave it there.
If you are using Windows XP, you should be using RealPlayer to stream/download the music it's real easy...and don't forget to click on the DeadLists Project link and download the poster for this show.
I recommend adding this show to your 1971 GRATEFUL DEAD collection.
GET IT WHILE YOU CAN, GET IT WHILE IT'S FREE, GET IT NOW OR YOU WILL BE SORRY. THEY YANK SHOWS OFF THE INTERNET ARCHIVE EVERYDAY.
Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Thanks for the LOVE from November 1971.
PS: I miss 1971, may the music live forever on the IA...That's what Jerry wanted.
Long live the music of the GRATEFUL DEAD on the Internet Archive, now that is real CHANGE!
Wake of the Flood One -
Subject: Best of the Real Dead
This really is what the Dead were
Wonderful Stereo Recording, Great Vocals
Keith is in the pocket already after only 2 months...
Check out Loser...etc
Subject: Interesting Setlist Order
Very nice sounding